Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve

Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve
Durlston Country Park NNR
Lighthouse Road
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 2JL
England

Website

www.durlston.co.uk

E-mail

info@durlston.co.uk

Telephone

01929 424443

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Durlston Country Park
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Durlston Country Park, National Nature Reserve and Castle, situated 1 mile from Swanage in Dorset, is a fabulous 280 acre countryside paradise, consisting of sea-cliffs, coastal limestone downland, haymeadows, hedgerows and woodland.

With stunning views, walking trails, the historic Great Globe, superb geology, fascinating wildlife there is always something different to see and do.

Durlston Castle features interactive exhibits for all the family about the wildlife and geology of Durlston and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, while the Fine Foundation Gallery, within the Castle, host an everchanging series of art, craft, scientific or historical exhibtions and a varied programme of performance and other events.

Venue Type:

Environmental or ecological centre, Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Historic house or home, Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

10.00am - 4.00 (1st Nov - Easter Holidays)
10.00am - 5.00 (Easter Holidays - 31st October)

Admission charges

N/A.

Getting there

By car or bike: From Swanage, follow the brown tourist information signs.

On foot: From Swanage town centre, follow the South West Coast Path or Victorian Trail signs

Bike racks are located in the car park nearest Durlston Castle

Additional info

An offroad wheelchair and Tramper electric buggies are available for less mobile visitors - to book or for more information, please call 01929 424443, visit www.durlston.co.uk or email info@durlston.co.uk

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

‘Viewpoints : Mapping the coast from Durlston to Durdle Door’

  • 13 September — 5 October 2014

Innovative art exhibition celebrating our relationship with maps.Antonia Phillips and Cathy Veale explore the intricacies of our coast through paint and printmaking, inspired by grid reference squares from OS Explorer Map 15.
Fine Foundation Gallery.
Free

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free of Charge

Website

http://www.durlston.co.uk/index.php?nid=141&id=4

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of moth

Meet a Moth

  • 20 September 2014 10:30am-1pm

Discover the beauty and strangeness of these creatures of the night, as we rummage through last night's moth trap.

Meet at the Learning Centre, Durlston Country Park at 10:30.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free but donations are welcome.

Website

http://www.durlston.co.uk/index.php?nid=2&id=1

photograph of man sea fishing

Sea Angling in Purbeck: Evening Course

  • 2 September 2014 7-8:30pm

Angling expert, zoologist and author Dr Mike Ladle shares his insights into sea angling on this 4 evening course (inc. practical angling techniques).

Suitable for all levels, booking essential. Further sessions on 9 September, 16 September and 23 September. £75.00 for all 4 sessions.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£75.00 for four evenings.

Website

http://www.durlston.co.uk/events.aspx

photograph of goldfinches

Dorset Bird Week

  • 6 — 14 September 2014

A week of walks highlighting the diverse bird life of Dorset. For further details visit www.durlston.co.uk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Further details to be announced.

Website

http://www.durlston.co.uk/events.aspx

Quangle Wangle Choir

Live Music: The Quangle Wangle Choir

  • 7 September 2014 From 2:30pm

Join the Quangle Wangle Choir on a voyage in song and poetry, celebrating the sky, weather and bird migration. South African Gospel, English folk and more.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6

photograph of marine life

"Where are all the Fish?" Marine Life Walk

  • 14 September 2014 2:30-4pm

A wander along the cliff tops to discover the mysteries going on beneath the waves around Durlston, what's where and when. £3.00 per person.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person.

Website

http://www.durlston.co.uk/events.aspx

Photograph of Swanage Beach

Swanage Beach Clean

  • 21 September 2014 2:30-4pm

Part of MCS Big Beachwatch weekend, meet at the Bull and Boat, gloves and bags provided. Free.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.durlston.co.uk/events.aspx

photograph of Osprey

September Birds

  • 28 September 2014 10-11:30am

As autumn migration gets underway, take a stroll with a Ranger to see what resident and migrant birds are around. £3.00 per person.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person.

Website

http://www.durlston.co.uk/events.aspx

Getting there

By car or bike: From Swanage, follow the brown tourist information signs.

On foot: From Swanage town centre, follow the South West Coast Path or Victorian Trail signs

Bike racks are located in the car park nearest Durlston Castle

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